Electronics are creating smarter automobiles capable of detecting and alerting drivers to any fault. Whether it’s monitoring tire pressure, delivering advanced driver assistance systems, operating the engine, body or airbag control units, today’s car is a complex supercomputer. Assuring driver safety requires thorough testing of all the intelligent electronics controlling the automobile’s moving parts.

Keysight provides a comprehensive range of functional test solutions for automotive electronics to help you cut down on product development and manufacturing lifecycle time.

Capture Upstream Defects with Automotive In-Circuit and Boundary Scan Test

Keysight offers one of the broadest set of in-circuit test (ICT) and boundary scan test solutions for automotive electronics manufacturers. You need to test the electrical integrity of increasingly shrinking and complex assembled printed circuit boards. However, test access to these boards can be extremely challenging. Our range of fully-automated ICT solutions helps reduce the risks of electrostatic discharge (ESD) shocks to sensitive automotive printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs), and provides cost and space utilization efficiency.

Simplify Functional Test of Powertrains and Hybrid Electronics Systems

Mechatronics is the combination of mechanical, software, and electronic technologies into a unified system for precision mechanical control. Automotive and transportation industries use mechatronic control to deliver vehicle performance, ensure correct emissions, and provide comfort and safety features that customers demand.

Interconnection management is more challenging with increased ECU pin count. Manufacturing processes are designed to reduce defects and dead on arrival (DOA) ECUs at assembly. As a result, engineers have to place more emphasis on design validation and manufacturing tests. Keysight provides functional test solutions that assist engineers in meeting their manufacturing test goals in powertrain and hybrid electronics systems.

Accelerate your Automotive Functional Test

Bringing the next innovation to market requires agility and speed not only in the design but the manufacturing and testing of vehicles. We help automotive electronics manufacturers get their products to market faster by accelerating test system deployment. Our automotive functional tests utilize a common architecture and core instrumentation to offer maximum flexibility to keep pace with the constantly changing automotive electronics industry.

Validate Electric and Hybrid Powertrain Design

As you introduce innovations into the powertrain, whether electric or hybrid, design validation test (DVT) is a must. DVT provides insight to production readiness and reduces the overall risk associated with new capabilities. Keysight provides test and measurement hardware that is flexible and easy to adapt to meet the design validation needs of new automotive products.

Enable Next-Generation Automotive Radar

Automotive radar is rapidly becoming the front end that guides adaptive cruise control, collision and safety warning systems, collision mitigation systems, and vulnerable road user detection. The major applications of automotive radars are advanced emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, lane change assist, adaptive cruise control, parking assist, front and rear cross traffic alert, stop-and-go, and more.

Higher frequency radar systems offer much higher spatial differentiation resolution between objects, enhancing the vehicle’s ability to respond to potential dangers on the road. Globally, there is also a push towards standardizing usage of 77–79 GHz high-resolution vehicular radars.

Designing and integrating high-frequency radars requires the latest analog and vector signal generators, spectrum analyzers, vector signal analyzers, and vector network analyzers. From simulation of an arriving wave front with multiple emitters to testing precision components in a receiver, our solutions are ready for the complexity of radar test applications.

Automotive and Energy Seminar Series

This series will cover a broad range of subjects including debug/validate high-speed digital automotive interfaces, cellular and Wi-Fi multimode for automotive applications, automotive ethernet debug and compliance, high-speed power electronics, power converter design and test, understanding the power integrity ecosystem, EMC compliance and the connected car, and automotive radar testing.

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